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tom406 01-30-2021 10:41 PM

Quickjack 7000EXT portable lift
 
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I finally pulled the trigger and bought a set of Quickjacks. I wanted the longer length for my old Galaxies and my pickup. The pickup is right at 5300lbs, so I opted for the 7000 in lieu of the 5000 series. It went together pretty easily and seems robust. Iím not worried about getting under the cars once the support arms are locked in place. Iíll update as I use them more. My garage is underneath the house and has 8í ceilings, so options were obviously limited.

MosportGreen66 01-30-2021 11:19 PM

Doesn't seem bad at all considering the height restrictions... Is the left bay two cars deep? Cool shop!

Dan

seventieshow 01-30-2021 11:38 PM

I'm considering one of these, looking forward to your opinion.

BJCHEV396 01-31-2021 01:35 AM

So am I.Following!

dykstra 01-31-2021 08:52 PM

Lookin good!!

tom406 01-31-2021 10:35 PM

For all of you considering these, the 5000 and 7000EXT (extended) are the way to go for stability and hitting the points you want. Unless you restore old Minis or Sprites they won’t be too long (that’s a 2018 Mazda 3 above). Even if you get a car that they’re somehow too long for, you could put them crosswise inside the wheels and pick it up that way (though you won’t be able to drop drivelines easily that way-But honestly with cars that small, it’s not like you’re wrestling Turbo 400’s out)

thehornworks 01-31-2021 11:19 PM

Garage Squad tv show needs this.

tom406 02-08-2021 04:59 PM

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Theyíre a little more than 6í tall/long when collapsed. Most store them vertically, I recommend just buying their wall hangers-theyíre nice looking and do the job they were designed for. I have them set with most of the weight still on the floor, as recommended. I bought a hose hanger for the hydraulic lines to distribute the hang weight more evenly, and yesterday I built a rolling cart to house the pump and the collection of lift blocks and truck extensions I have for it.

BonzoHansen 02-08-2021 06:23 PM

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I have a 7000, not an EXT. I've had my 77 Z28 (which was too low and i needed to drive up on some wood) and 67 up on it. None of my trucks yet, but I do have the SUV adapters a friend gave me. Ceiling height is my issue, and width to a lessor degree. 2 car is only about 25'x28'.

I've been using it on my 67 Camaro the past few weeks. I had a 4 speed trans in and out if it a few times. Its tight but I can. Not sure I'd be able to do that with the much bigger T56 in my 77. the frame rails are just too far inboard compared to modern pinch welds

I'm still learning how best to use this thing. I don't love stacking blocks but have trying to level things. Like the Camaro is on it now with single blocks on the back and stacked blocks up front.

I had trouble trying to pick up my kid's 2014 challenger. I tried to use blocks on frame rails but it wanted to slide off as i raised it. I need the pinch weld blocks for that car. They really ought to include those with it. It pissed me off i could not pick up the challenger with what is delivered.

I need to make some cribs or get the race ramp cribs. But the car moves backwards about 12" when you lift it, so I am hoping I can actually get a car down onto cribs.

Its a compromise for me. No room for a lift. I like it, I don't love it. I wish the controller cable was longer (or wireless). And it's heavy, like 90lbs a side. I still think I might have liked the max jack better, but I doubt my floor is adequate. But when i see a max jack i get a little buyers remorse.

My 67 is very much not a supercar lol

tom406 02-08-2021 06:41 PM

I agree on the lack of pinch weld blocks-they should be included. The pinch weld blocks are overpriced (IMO) and I’m peeved that the round machined pinch weld blocks I ordered don’t have dimples on the bottom to engage with stacking on other blocks like the regular pinch weld blocks do. The small blocks included should just be the pinch weld modified ones instead.

BonzoHansen 02-08-2021 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by tom406 (Post 1536007)
I agree on the lack of pinch weld blocks-they should be included. The pinch weld blocks are overpriced (IMO) and Iím peeved that the round machined pinch weld blocks I ordered donít have dimples on the bottom to engage with stacking on other blocks like the regular pinch weld blocks do. The small blocks included should just be the pinch weld modified ones instead.

Really? Huh. The rectangular ones do. Not sure which ones i will buy

SeattleCarGuy 02-24-2021 11:03 PM

Very tidy garage. Good job!

Crush 02-24-2021 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by tom406 (Post 1535989)
Theyíre a little more than 6í tall/long when collapsed. Most store them vertically, I recommend just buying their wall hangers-theyíre nice looking and do the job they were designed for. I have them set with most of the weight still on the floor, as recommended. I bought a hose hanger for the hydraulic lines to distribute the hang weight more evenly, and yesterday I built a rolling cart to house the pump and the collection of lift blocks and truck extensions I have for it.

How easy are they to lift and put on the wall?

tom406 02-25-2021 12:32 AM

With the roller wheels on the end, you wheelbarrow them around, carefully hoist it to vertical against the wall, then grab it on the sides and boost it over the hook. I'm not uncomfortable, but I'm glad they aren't any heavier. (I'm 51, just under 6' and 200lbs). They're portable, but you're not going to be looking for reasons to throw them in your truck by yourself.

CamaroNOS 03-22-2021 03:10 AM

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Its a compromise for me. No room for a lift. I like it, I don't love it. I wish the controller cable was longer (or wireless). And it's heavy, like 90lbs a side. I still think I might have liked the max jack better, but I doubt my floor is adequate. But when i see a max jack i get a little buyers remorse.
Thank you for educating me about the Max Jack. I too am in a decision process about jacking systems for my shop and this jack is exactly what I need, considering my height restrictions.

A really BIG thank you!!!

Paul

tom406 04-07-2021 06:58 AM

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I used the jacks to lift my 1965 Comet to do some undercar cleaning, and I can see some of the limitations mentioned. The unibody isnít symmetrical front to rear, insofar as the best lifting points arenít in line with each other, so itís hard to set the jacks parallel and pick up the points you want. I got pretty close and lifted it off the ground without incident. Access to front and rear sections including suspension is great, middle undercarriage and components less so. My Galaxie has big frame rails running parallel to the rocker, so it should be better, X frame cars are probably a challenge.

jandron 05-04-2021 08:12 AM

I also have a 7000EXT. It is the best garage tool I've ever bought.

tom406 08-27-2021 07:24 PM

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Put my 5700 lb extended cab truck up for a brake job. Using their extenders to get enough vertical lift height. My truck isn’t lifted, 275/55/20 wheels and tires are 6-8” off the ground. Will make this a quicker task for sure.


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